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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Money stolen from ATM booths in Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral | November 09, 2016 :
Police on Thursday arrested a foreigner on charge of using fake ATM cards to steal money from different Nepali banks. Mehmat Gulen, a Turkish national, was found to have stolen data using card skimmer device and clone ATM cards to withdraw money from various banks in Nepal, India and Thailand. In Nepal, Gulen had used fake Master Card, Visa debit and credit cards to sweep away Rs2.6 million and $5,000 from ATM booths of Apex Development, Himalayan and Standard Chartered banks.
A team from Nepal Police’s Central Investigation Bureau arrested Gulen from Durbarmarg-based Hotel Woodland where he had checked-in on November 15. Police said Gulen, who arrived in Nepal on November 13, had visited Thailand, Qatar and India.

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